Creativity During the Pandemic

Welcome to the Black Artists of DC’s Virtual Exhibition “Creativity During the Pandemic. This Video is timed so that each pages can be read easily. The Exhibition will run from December 1st thru December 31st, 2020.

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Moments of Resilience

The Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, invites you to “Tell Us Your Story”. VIEW MORE INFO

Recent Passed Friends

Unfortunately, because of COVID 19 BADC has had to create a separate page for our beloved fellow artist and friends who have passed. We hope there will not be more, however we know the reality of this deadly disease. Our condolences go out to the families and friends. Recent passed


Message from your Web Site Administrator

Dear Black Artists of DC (BADC) Community during this time as Artists you have to be prepared, aware, and vigilant.  Many will use this crisis to take advantage, so if it seems to good to be true it probably isn’t true.

Many venues have closed, and events are either canceled or postponed as far as through August.  Even exhibitions you are currently in are canceled and in most cases your work is stranded at those venues (I have 9 pieces stranded at a local government venue with no idea when I can get them).  We as Artists must be patient and understanding; remember your art is not worth your life or the life of your loved ones and friends.

BADC will continue to post calls for Artists, however, you as the Artists must be vigilant as many exhibitions are closed or postponed.  If you have applied and been juried into an exhibition or Residency you need to check to make sure it has not been canceled or postponed.  If you have a pick-up date for art already in an exhibition, check to make sure you can still pick up.  If you have shipped work to a exhibition check to see if they will still be sending it back or will it be delayed.

Before you apply for an Artist’s call make sure it is still on, you do not want to waste your hard earned money on an exhibition that has no chance of opening.

All is not lost there are still things you can apply for, such as: Online exhibitions, grants, fellowships, and residencies far enough out likely not to be affected by this crisis.  There are also online competitions where awards are given out.

Remember the first priority is to be safe. 

Thank You, the Staff at BADC

List of Arts Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Check all events before attending as they may have been canceled or postponed


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